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Keeping you entertained with events everyday this week

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No matter the day of the week or time of the year, there’s always something to do in San Diego. Here at the Entertainer, we want to make sure you are fully entertained with not-your-typical-everyday-events… every day of the week. Make this week of May extraordinary with the fun and unique events listed below:

Wednesday, May 12th

Sometimes it’s fun to get a little freaked out. Allow your curiosity to take over and go beyond simply watching a scary movie—check out the Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour. Although this unique tour isn’t for everyone, if you think you can handle the darkness and the descent down steep, eerie staircases, it will definitely be an experience to remember. It stops in documented haunted historic sites, such as the Gaslamp Quarter hotel—downtown’s oldest building, a Victorian mansion, San Diego’s oldest cemetery, and the Whaley House—one of 30 ghost houses recognized by the US Department of Commerce. Get your tickets here.

Thursday, May 13th

Embark on a journey to the San Diego Air and Space Museum to discover The Science of Aliens. Explore classic science fiction films and their props, and learn about the weird creatures that inhabit Earth and the far out planets and stars. If you’re looking to learn, this is definitely an event you won’t want to miss.

If music is your scene, you’ll want to see The David Patrone Quartet Live at Prohibition—but only if you know the password. If you are in the know, you’ll enjoy the world-class service and cocktails, plus the sound of David Patrone’s Quartet in downtown’s “speakeasy” style bar. Just remember that you’ll need to know the password if you want access to Prohibition. Visit their website to get on their guest list and obtain the daily password.

Friday, May 14th

Take part in an interactive and improvised comedic murder mystery while being served a four-course meal. Between courses, you are shown another part of the show. The fun part—performers aren’t dressed in costume; they’re dressed just like everyone else. So who is a part of the show and who isn’t? You’ll have to come to The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show to have all your questions answered!  Tickets are now 10% off!

Photo from 'love4loaded' via FlickrBroaden your perspective at The Sunset Temple while watching ‘Nina’. This musical “eloquently expresses Nina Simone’s feelings about racism, black pride and her involvement in the civil rights movement.” You’ll also hear some of Nina’s most memorable songs, such as “Mississippi Goddamn” and “Young, Gifted and Black,” which all have an important history behind them. You can also enjoy dinner while watching the show.

If you love the Beatles (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?), then you’ll want to see RAIN live this Friday at 8PM at the San Diego Civic Theatre with their tribute to the Beatles. These men look and sound just like the Beatles, covering the real Beatles “from their very first Ed Sullivan Show through the Abbey Road album, through the psychedelic late 60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days.”

For fantastic food and music, come to Café Sevilla at 7Pm. The Union Tribune describes Café Sevilla as being “as close to Spain as you’ll get without a plane ticket.” The Art of Flamenco Dinner Show will feature authentic live Flamenco music and dancing along with a memorable, Spanish cuisine three-course meal. This will be a great date night in the San Diego Gaslamp!

Saturday, May 15th

For an exciting cultural experience, check out the all ages May Festival at Christ the King Catholic Church. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy performances by Polynesian, Panamanian & Mexican Folkloric Dancers, Step Team and more. And of course, you’ll get to eat delicious Mexican and Filipino food and BBQ while listening to jazz, Mexican and Gospel music. Larry “Preacherman” Thompson of 1040 AM KURS—San Diego’s gospel music radio, will emcee this family event, which offers something for everyone (raffles with GREAT prizes, games, Fun Zone activities for kids…).

May 15th is also the perfect day to bond with your dog. Pet Day on the Bay is this Saturday. To participate, simply bring $10 and a towel or blanket to donate to the orphaned pets at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego. Then, enjoy a one hour Harbor Cruise with your dog! For more information on where to drop off your donation and for the dog cruise schedule, click here.

Sunday, May 16th

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If you want to take it easy this Sunday, perhaps you’d like to check out the Baja California Lobster Culinary Tour from San Diego. This 12-hour tour takes you from San Diego to Tijuana, Rosarito Beach, and Puerto Nuevo Lobster Village, and more. And of course, you’ll get to enjoy some delicious lobster! Click here to get your tickets.

With all these options all week long, there’s no excuse to be bored! Have a nice, eventful week, San Diego!

*Photo 1 from ‘>WouteR<‘ via Flickr

*Photo 2 from ‘love4loaded’ via Flickr

*Photo 3 from ‘tuppus’ via Flickr

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